Cultural Traffic at Firstsite on Saturday looks pretty cool:
“A fair for counterculture material, alongside a day of performance, poetry, music and film.”
This ties in perfectly with Gee Vaucher’s Introspective anarchic exhibition – the BEST at the Golden Goose since the gallery first opened.
The Firstsite foyer will be taken over on Saturday, with over 40 dealers displaying and selling books, zines, prints, poster, vinyl and tapes.
There’s a growing list of vendors who will be trading at Cultural Traffic. It’s worth keeping an eye out over on the event page.
We very much approve of the ‘fair’ semantic; pop-ups can piss off.
Apart from the Syrian *shhh* pop-up cafe that will also make an appearance on the day.
This will be the third time that the Syrian cafe will have found a temporary home at Firstsite. All profits will go towards Refugee Action-Colchester.
Plus don’t forget the We Walk the Line social charity cafe that is now in place at Lewis Gardens.
We walk the line coffee bar offially open at Firstsite pic.twitter.com/ffoRcBYcRN
— Julie Young (@Cllr_J_Young) February 9, 2017
Those Firstsite days of over-priced poncey food in the original cafe seem like a long time ago.
It’s a shame that a more permanent space can’t be found in Sunny Colch for this type of event.
There are few places in town that operate outside of the mainstream with zines, prints and posters etc.
We are always in awe of the independence of Red Lion Books, right bang in the middle of the High Street, mind.
So Cultural Traffic, the Syrian pop-up cafe and Gee Vaucher – all taking place in our town this Saturday.
The Vaucher exhibition comes to a close on Sunday.
We’re looking forward to our fifth [we think?] visit this weekend.
Oh yeah – FREE.